Health care programs (71 - 80 of 90 items)
HRD-93-12R: Published: Feb 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the federal government's efforts to collect and analyze data on immunization rates during the 1980s and its current efforts; (2) the reasons for any changes in federal policy to collect childhood immunization data; and (3) the effects of such changes. GAO noted that: (1) from 1962 through 1985, the Centers for Disease Control (C...
Health Care Reform
OCG-93-8TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized federal policy and management issues relating to health care reform.GAO noted that: (1) the new administration faces the challenge of finding a better way to manage and finance the U.S. health care system while preserving high-quality innovative medical care; (2) the United States has the highest health care system costs in the industrialized wor...
State Health Care Reform: Federal Requirements Influence State Reforms
T-HRD-92-55: Published: Sep 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on states' responses to the growing crisis in health care access, focusing on: (1) states' initiatives to expand accessibility and affordability of the health care system; and (2) needed changes in federal law to facilitate innovative health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) most states have focused on expanding access to health care services, such as mandating universal co...
Medicaid: Ensuring that Noncustodial Parents Provide Health Insurance Can Save Costs
HRD-92-80: Published: Jun 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated state and federal efforts to ensure that noncustodial parents with available health insurance resources cover their Medicaid-eligible children.GAO found that: (1) states are not ensuring that noncustodial parents provide health insurance to their children; (2) states and the federal government could save about $122 million annually if noncustodial...
Access to Health Care: States Respond to Growing Crisis
HRD-92-70: Published: Jun 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state initiatives concerning health care access and affordability, and federal barriers which limit states' progress toward achieving universal health care.GAO found that: (1) states have moved decisively to devise plans to expand access to health insurance and control increases in health costs, but have been hindered by the restrict...
AIDS-Prevention Programs: High-Risk Groups Still Prove Hard to Reach
HRD-91-52: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Counseling and Testing Program, designed to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).GAO found that: (1) many high-risk or infected people, specifically intravenous drug users, had not received counseling and testing services aimed at...
Substance Abuse Treatment: Medicaid Allows Some Services but Generally Limits Coverage
HRD-91-92: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) guidance to states on substance abuse treatment reimbursable under the Medicaid program; (2) the types of Medicaid substance abuse services available in various states; (3) what barriers existed in obtaining treatment reimbursed by Medicaid; and (4) the level of federal and state spending on su...
AIDS Education: Staffing and Funding Problems Impair Progress
HRD-89-124: Published: Jul 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) oversight of programs to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), focusing on: (1) the Center for Prevention Services' (CPS) actual and targeted staffing levels for managing AIDS cooperative agreements; (2) oversight of federally-funded AI...
Issues Concerning CDC's AIDS Education Programs
T-HRD-88-18: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1988.
GAO discussed the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) education programs designed to limit the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). GAO found that: (1) the CDC budget for AIDS activities grew from about $13.8 million in fiscal year (FY) 1984 to about $305 million in FY 1988; (2) education programs that targeted high-risk groups accoun...
137894: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 4, Winter 1988, discusses ways to reform entitlement programs. Social security benefits constituted more than 42 percent of federal entitlements outlays in fiscal year 1986, while federal health care programs were about 16 percent and retirement systems were 9 percent. Entitlements growth after 1980 was entirely due to expansion of poverty progr...